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Wilkins, Joseph P.; And Others – 1966
This textbook is designed to teach the French used in West African nations. Thus, pronunciation and topics reflect standard usage in those countries. Chapters generally consist of several dialogues, grammar and cultural notes, and numerous pattern drills and other exercises. English translations for the dialogues are provided in the back of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language)
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Berman, David M. – Social Education, 1991
Describes a trip to Vietnam and conversations with Vietnamese educators and veterans. Discusses the Vietnamese view of the war, the United States, and their own country. Urges the restructuring of U.S. social studies to emphasize positive learning about the Vietnamese from their own perspective. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Spector, Leonard S. – Social Education, 1990
Explores the issue of nuclear proliferation, noting that the countries with nuclear capability now include Israel, South Africa, India, and Pakistan. Describes the role and problems of the United States in halting nuclearization. Supplies charts, maps, and information concerning the state of nuclear capability in each country. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Meyer, Howard N. – Social Education, 1994
Maintains that, although the United Nations and its New York headquarters is well-known, the location and activities of the World Court in the Hague, Netherlands, are seldom mentioned in the news. Discusses the origins, structure, and composition of the International Court of Justice, better known as the World Court. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Dufour, Joanne; Sears, John F. – Social Education, 1994
Introduces a special theme issue on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Asserts that the anniversary comes at a time when increasing demands are being made upon the UN to play a leading role in world affairs. Calls for teachers to incorporate the United Nations into courses throughout the curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Luck, Edward C.; Birnback, Nick – Social Education, 1994
Maintains that, over the past 50 years, the United States has had an unusually close and tumultuous relationship with the United Nations. Provides an historical review of world events since the beginning of the United Nations and describes the U.S. role in the organization. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Leventhal, Paul – Social Education, 1990
Explains problems enforcing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968. Provides factual charts and details concerning the production of nuclear energy and arms, the processing and disposal of waste products, and outlines the nuclear fuel cycle. Discusses safeguards, the risk of nuclear terrorism, and ways to deal with these problems. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach, Instructional Materials
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Zola, John – Social Education, 1990
Provides learning activities concerning the horizontal proliferation of nuclear weapons. Includes step-by-step directions for four activities: (1) the life cycle of nuclear weapons; (2) nuclear nonproliferation: pros and cons; (3) the nuclear power/nuclear weapons connection; and (4) managing nuclear proliferation. (NL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach
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Nelson, Jack L. – Social Education, 1990
Presents a classroom activity designed to involve students in critical thinking and values inquiry concerning the horizontal nuclear proliferation. Provides a set of global values, explaining the conflict between them and nuclear proliferation. Uses indicators, hypothesis development, and testing. Provides sources for material evidence to use in…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Ethical Instruction, Global Approach
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1981
This manual is designed to provide communities and development workers in the developing world with information about some organizations that provide resources for use in rural developmental efforts. Discussed in the introductory section of the guide are the role of the development worker in Third World nations, types of resources, procedures for…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Education, Community Resources
Fahy, Cynthia; And Others – 1982
This manual presents a design for teaching science principles and mathematics concepts through a sequence of activities concentrating on weather, solar food dryers, and nutrition. Part I focuses on the effect of solar energy on air and water, examining the concepts of evaporation, condensation, radiation, conduction, and convection. These concepts…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Dufour, Joanne – Social Education, 1994
Presents two interviews with soldiers assigned to United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Outlines nine steps in any UN peacekeeping operation. Includes 13 quotes gathered from soldiers and UN officials involved in peacekeeping in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Iino, Atsushi – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the views of 73 secondary school Japanese students toward the United Nations. Finds that most tend to think of the UN as relevant to conflicts. Describes how the hunger issue was used in an English-as-a-Second-Language class to teach about the United Nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Davis, James; And Others – Social Education, 1995
Presents historical background material on the ethnic struggles in the former Yugoslavia, particularly Bosnia-Herzegovina. Offers teaching suggestions including a paired writing activity and follow-up discussion questions. Includes a chronological table of events from the 6th century A.D. to 1994. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Brush, Richard E. – 1982
This manual is intended for use by development workers involved in the construction of wells to supply water to a local population for personal consumption. Discussed first are the basic points to consider when planning a well. Various aspects of constructing hand-dug wells are explained, including well design, supplies, the lowering and raising…
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Developing Nations, Extension Education
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